UK Charts: Tomodachi Life Remains In Top 10 & Two Wii U Games In Top 40

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart Track – a day later given the UK bank holiday yesterday. As usual, Tomodachi Life remains in the top 10, though slips four places and sits at 8 behind new chart-topper Diablo III Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition. But perhaps the biggest surprise lies with two Wii U games in the top 30 individual chart. While Mario Kart 8 falls from 14 to 22, New Super Mario Bros U re-enters at 27, perhaps due to a retailer deal or bundle.

Elsewhere in the top 40 individual chart, Pokemon X sticks at number 29, while its partner Pokemon Y falls to the bottom of the chart at 40. Below you’ll find the  full top 40 individual chart.

1. (NE) [PS4] Diablo III Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil
2. (01) [PS4] The Last of Us: Remastered
3. (NE) [XBO] Diablo II Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil
4. (02) [360] Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
5. (03) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
6. (NE) [PS3] Tales of Xillia 2
7. (NE) {360] Diablo III Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil
8. (04) [3DS] Tomodachi Life
9. (06) [360] Grand Theft Auto V
10. (08) [XBO] Titanfall
11. (09) [XBO] Forza Motorsport 5
12. (05) [PS4] Watch Dogs
13. (NE) [PS4] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
14. (07) [360] The LEGO Movie Videogame
15. (10) [360] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
16. (NE) [PS3] Diablo III Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil
17. (RE) [PS3] Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
18. (11) [XBO] Call of Duty: Ghosts
19. (12) [360] Terraria
20. (16) [PS4] Call of Duty: Ghosts
21. (13) [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V
22. (14) [WIIU] Mario Kart 8
23. (15) [PC] Command & Conquer: Ultimate Collection
24. (19) [360] Skate 3
25. (22) [360] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
26. (33) [360] Titanfall
27. (RE) [WIIU] New Super Mario Bros. U
28. (18) [360] Watch Dogs
29. (29) [3DS] Pokemon X
30. (20) [360] Call of Duty: Ghosts
31. (23) [PS4] Battlefield 4
32. (24) [PS3] The LEGO Movie Videogame
33. (26) [360] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
34. (21) [PS3] FIFA 14
35. (25) [360] Sniper Elite 3
36. (38) [PC] Football Manager 2014
37. (27) [PS4] FIFA 14
38. (35) [360] WWE 2K14
39. (30) [XBO] FIFA 14
40. (28) [3DS] Pokemon Y

Six First-Party Wii U Titles Have Sold Over 1 Million Units Since Console’s Launch

Along with Nintendo’s annual financial results, the company has also published software sales figures on its first-party titles. The gaming giant has detailed its six top-selling Wii U titles, which have all sold more than one million units. Top of the board is New Super Mario Bros. U – a launch game for the home console in November 2012 – which has sold 4.16 million units worldwide.

Meanwhile, the stellar Nintendo Land has sold 3.09 million units and last year’s holiday title Super Mario 3D World totals 2.17 million units worldwide. There are also three other first-party Wii U titles, which have all sold over one million units from a culmination in bundled deals and downloadable software – New Super Luigi U with 1.76 million units, Wii Party U with 1.35 million units and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD coming in with 1.22 million units sold.

The runaway 3DS title from sales this year is, of course, Pokemon X and Y with a staggering 12.26 million units sold worldwide, though Mario Kart 7 creeps close with 9.62 million units over a number of years. As Nintendo announced in its 2013-14 fiscal results, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds sold 2.51 million units in total, while Mario and Luigi: Dream Team went on to sell 2.08 million units last year.

As can be seen, there’s a number of positives to be gleaned from Nintendo’s tough situation at the moment, plus we’ll hopefully see Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros in amongst these top-selling titles within the 2014-15 fiscal year.

UK Wii U Mario Mega Bundle Advert

Nintendo has released a Mario mega bundle in the UK for the Wii U, including the Wii U premium system, Super Mario 3D World, New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, a Mario hat, and a Mario Wii Remote Plus for the mere sum of £299.99. The bundle is available exclusively at the online Nintendo UK Store. Do you think something of the sort should be the standard as far as Wii U bundles go worldwide? Would it help drive sales? Let us know in the comments.

New Wii U Deluxe Bundle In Japan Comes Packaged With Wii Party U And NSMBU

instant play bundle

A new Wii U Deluxe bundle will be released in Japan, called the Instant Play Family Premium Set. Nintendo’s latest bundle for its struggling console comes packaged with a host of items, including the standard gamepad, a MotionPlus Wiimote, a 30-day code for Wii Karaoke U, as well as Wii Party U and New Super Mario Bros. U pre-loaded onto the console. Although the Instant Play Bundle does not come with Nintendo Land, it will retail for only 32,800 yen, or $332, which is only 1300 yen ($318) above the standard Wii U Deluxe package. Gamers in Japan will also have the option of spending 34,800 yen to get an Instant Play bundle that comes with Wii Fit U.

Rumors had emerged a week ago about a possible bundle that would include New Super Mario Bros. U, and although this announcement of the Japanese bundle does not explain the supposed European one that also comes with New Super Luigi U, it certainly lends credence to the idea. The news of the Instant Play bundle comes right on the heels of another Wii U bundle release, as the Wind Waker HD Deluxe Wii U Bundle launched on September 20th.

New Super Mario Bros. U Update Allows Wii U Pro Controller Use

newsupermariobroswii4For those that have yet to download Luigi’s new adventures in New Super Luigi U today, Nintendo has gently reminded fans that if you own New Super Mario Bros. U you can now update your game to play with the Wii U pro controller. In a post on Miiverse, the director of New Super Mario Bros. U Takemoto said the following:

“Hello, this is Takemoto, the director of New SUPER MARIO BROS. U. An update for the game has been made available to go with the release of New SUPER LUIGI U. With this update, you can now purchase the New SUPER LUIGI U add-on content from within the game, and play using the Wii U Pro Controller. We’ve also opened a New SUPER LUIGI U community on Miiverse, so feel free to share your thoughts about Luigi, Nabbit, or anything else related to the game!”

New Super Mario Bros U Patch Coming With Pro Controller Support Added


Nintendo has announced that it is bringing out another New Super Mario Bros U patch, but this time it includes support for the Wii U Pro Controller. The patch is expected to arrive around the same time as New Super Luigi U – which is the downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros U. The patch also allows you to purchase New Super Luigi U within New Super Mario Bros U, so you don’t need to go to the eShop to purchase it.

Thanks,  Nintedward

Amazon Lists “New Super Luigi” For Nintendo 3DS


Amazon has put up a listing of “New Super Luigi” for the Nintendo 3DS. The game the online retailer is referring to is actually called New Super Luigi U, and it’s not a Nintendo 3DS game – it’s not even a full game; it’s downloadable content for people who own a copy of Wii U-exclusive New Super Mario Bros. U. When New Super Luigi U is released later this year, Luigi will be able to traverse through levels that were specifically designed for his abilities.